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Includes several pieces of Longaretti’s correspondence, including two lengthy hand-written postcards, a two-page letter, an inscribed brochure from the Artist’s 1979 show in Zurich, and a warmly inscribed business card. Most of these correspondences are between Longaretti and a New York City based art gallery owner. Also includes several items from Longaretti’s trip to New York for his first public exhibition in the United States (at Columbia University in 1968) . These items include: 1) a drawing of a man in red pen that Longaretti doodled while in New York. 2) a set of 4 type-written drafts of Longaretti’s biography for the exhibition and two official invitations for the exhibition, and 3) The original price-guide for the 38 works that Longaretti showed at Columbia. This lot also includes 4 illustrated postcards of “Longaretti’s ‘Madre con Babino Davanti al Monastero, ” all unsigned. ARTIST BIOGRAPHY: “Trento Longaretti (1916 — Present) is an Italian painter from Treviglio, in the Province of Bergamo in Lombardy. He studied at the Brera Academy in the 1930s, where he was taught by renowned artists including painters Aldo Carpi and Pompeo Borra, and sculptors Francesco Messina and Marino Marini. He says that painting is an ‘elixir for long life’, and continues to paint and exhibit as a centenarian… He was on the fringes of the Corrente movement started by his friends and classmates in the 1930s to oppose the Novecento Italiano movement that was influenced by Italian Fascism. He was drafted by the Italian Army in 1939, completing tours of duty that until 1945 interrupted his artwork though still enabling him to attend several exhibitions, including the Mostra degli artisti in armi exhibit at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome… He became involved in the Italian figurative art movement of the mid 1900s. His growing stature as a painter in Italy led to exhibitions at increasingly prestigious events, such as the Venice Biennale and Rome Quadriennale. It ultimately led to Longaretti earning the ‘Chair of Painting’ and becoming the director of the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo in 1953, a position he held until retiring in 1978…” (Wikipedia, 2017) Paper is toning and slightly worn for the Columbia University Materials which are otherwise in good condition. The hand-written correspondence and postcards are in about very good to very good condition. (ITART-1-56) .
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